Cross dressing accountant became sex worker

Ian Rear lived a double life Credit: MEN

A respectable accountant who became a cross-dressing sex worker had his Stockport brothel raided when his wife tipped off police, a court has heard.

50 year old Ian Rear, provided massages with ‘extras’ - often as striking alter-ego Janine - and managed a ‘number of’ girls at his premises at Reddish Road, Reddish.

Until a police raid he took a cut of 30 to 50 per cent from the other sex workers and was paid for his own activities .

He admitted running a brothel used for prostitution at a previous hearing.

He is sure the person who made the phone call to the police was his wife, his marriage is in tatters.

Accountancy was a normal role for a gentleman of his background. (But) he had always had an interest in women’s beauty therapy.

He qualified in beauty and massage and opened a beauty parlour. He had no intention of doing anything of a sexual nature.

If they (brothels) don’t exist there is nowhere for sex workers to go other than the street. He wasn’t making much cash.

He has been paying tax on this and National Insurance.

– Kirstin Beswick, defending